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Meet the Competitors: Chopped Champions Tournament

Get to know the 16 champions returning to the Chopped kitchen for a chance at the $50,000 grand prize.

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Part 1: Gregory Headen

Gregory is the Executive Chef at SOUTH restaurant and jazz bar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He takes inspiration from a variety of cuisines and plates his dishes with the same creativity as a painter with a canvas.

Part 1: Cory Oppold

Cory is the Executive Chef at Atlas Bistro in Scottsdale, Arizona. He grew up in a super small farm town in Illinois, and he credits his upbringing as the reason he loves vegetables so much.

Part 1: Brittany Rescigno

Brittany is the Chef and owner of Nox Underground in Santa Clara, California. She describes her cooking style as whimsical and is not afraid to get creative in the kitchen.

Part 1: Fernanda Tapia

365体育投注平台Fernanda is the Chef and owner of Comedor in Boston, Massachusetts. Being born and raised in Chile, she incorporates a lot of the heat and spices of South American flavors into her food.

Part 2: Megan Day

365体育投注平台Megan is the Pitmaster and co-owner of Burnt Finger BBQ in Kansas, Missouri. She has won numerous prestigious awards within the competition barbecue circuit and teams up with her husband every weekend to promote their line of authentic Kansas City-style barbecue products.

Part 2: Nick LaRosa

Growing up in a big Sicilian family, Nick became familiar with traditional Italian cooking at a young age. He is now the Executive Chef at Nook Kitchen in Phoenix, Arizona, where he focuses on executing delicious modern American cuisine with traditional Italian roots.

Part 2: Kevin Templeton

365体育投注平台Kevin is the Executive Chef at barleymash in San Diego, California. He has over 25 years of experience in the kitchen, which he plans to use to win the competition.

Part 2: David Thomas

David is the Executive Chef at Ida B’s Table in Baltimore, Maryland. He grew up watching his grandmother cook from scratch, which taught him to value the importance of quality ingredients. He takes pride in creating modern soul food that is packed with versatile flavors.

Part 3: Rashad Armstead

Rashad is a self-described “Ninja in the kitchen.” He is the Chef and owner of Crave BBQ in Oakland, California and specializes in Southern-style barbecue.

Part 3: Kristol Bryant

365体育投注平台Kristol is the Executive Chef and owner of K. 1893 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the kitchen, she loves to take risks and impress people with her unique flavors.

Part 3: Matt Migliore

Matt is the Chef De Cuisine at Llama Inn in New York City. He moved to New York to become a better chef and has developed an expertise in Peruvian cuisine.

Part 3: Kristina Wisneski

Kristina is the Executive Chef at Amis Trattoria in Devon, Pennsylvania. She describes her cooking style as “comfort food with a fine dining twist.” Although she is the youngest in the competition, her strong work ethic makes her a fierce competitor.

Part 4: Eli Dunn

Eli is the Chef and co-owner of Eli’s Kitchen in Warren, Rhode Island. His strong suit is versatility, having had extensive experience in a wide array of cuisines.

Part 4: Laura Gonzalez

Laura is the General Manager at Centro Taqueria in Phoenix, Arizona. She specializes in modern Mexican cuisine.

Part 4: Joshua Moore

Joshua is the Executive Chef and Managing Partner of Volare Ristorante in Louisville, Kentucky. He runs a 10-acre farm that he uses to harvest fresh vegetables for his restaurant. Although he hasn’t had formal training, his 25 years of experience in the kitchen make him unstoppable.

Part 4: Erin Smith

After graduating from the California Culinary Academy, Erin held several positions in acclaimed New York restaurants before returning to her native state, Texas. In 2018, she teamed up with her husband to open Feges BBQ in Houston.